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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 17

Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, October 15, 1897
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FEE LOGANSPORT PHAROS. 22D YEAR. FKIDAY JEVENING, OCTOBER 15, 1897. NO. 304 5,460 SQUARE FEET Great Upbuilding Sale. OF FLOOR SPACE. Is The Addition We are Now Making to Our Store, The Public appreciate our efforts to serve them well, our growing business makes immense additional space necessary. The buzz of saw and ring of hammer will not disturb you when we are willing to SACRIFICE VALUES. Goods are piled ceiling high and room must be made for the workers. It's wise to take advantage of this change and chance just at the time you need .Dry Goods the most. 25 to 30 per cent will be chopped off of regular values. We're growing because the public appreciate our system. Cur broad policy has won us fame. Onward and Upward we Grow. Don't miss Attending this Great Upbuilding Sale. WILER&WISE. 409 and 411 Broadway. 306 Fourth St. After Deo. 1st, 408 arid 410 Wall St. LAYS OFF THE ERMINE Full of Years and Honors Justice Field Retires from the Supreme Bench. HIS AOOraCEMEFT OF TEE FACT Writes to His Associates Giving the Presl dent's Reply to His Resignation—Has the Record for Long: Service—>IcKenna Probable Successor—How Kusiia Pro- serves Her Sealji and Pre-empts the High. Seas for a National Pr»m«rve, Washington, Qct. 15.—After a service of thirty-four years on the supreme bench Justice Stephen J. Field has retired and his retirement been accepted by the president. The fact t was officially announced to the court yesterday in a s letter in which the retiring chief justice reviews the momentous events that have occurred since he took his seat in that august tribunal. Justice Field, it is learned, notified the president last April of hig intention to re- JUSTICE FIELD. tire, but the president did not acknowledge it until Oct. 9. The letter of announcement is dated Washington, Oct. 12, and addressed to the supreme court. It says: "Near the close of last, term, feeling: the duties of my office had become too arduous for my strength, I transmitted my resignation to the president, to take effect on the first day of as such it Is truly 'of the people, by ths people and for the people.' It has indeed no power to legislate. It cannot appropriate a dollar of money. It carries neither the purse nor the sword. But it possesses the power of declaring the law and in that is found the safeguard which keeps the whole mighty fabric of government from rushing to destruction. This negative power, the power of resistance, Is the only safety oi a populajf f overnm'int," and it Is an additional assurance when the power IB in auch hand* as yours." The members of the supreme court all joined in a letter of regret to the justice, conveying a graceful tribute to his services on the bench. After the adjournment of the court yesterday the justices ar.d the officers of the court called in a body at Justice Field's house and took official leave of the retiring justice. Though theresigna- tion does not take effect until the 1st on December it Is theunderstandlngtbat Justice Field will not resume his seat on the bench during the Interim. The president apparently has not decided yet upon the appointments that Justice Field's retirement will occasion, save that Attorney General McKenna will be nominated for the supreme bench unless some cause intervenes between now and December to prevent It. Mc- KLnley has made some inguiries of political callers which have led them to believe that his mind Is pretty well made up on McKenna as the next justice of the supreme court, but to none of them so far as can be learned did he mention the ma.tter of a new attorney general. RUSSIAN SEAUtXG REGULATIONS. Royal aukeo the feed pur*. •OVAL ttjont POWOEH oo., xew TOM. They Slake Pelagic Sealing a Good Way to Throw Away Money. Washington, Oct. 15.— Although formal conferences on the Behring sea question will not open until after the arrival of the 'apanese delegates, yet the presence lere of two of the Russian delegates has ermitted the authorities to inform them- elves quite thoroughly as to the atti- ude of Russia on the protection of the eals. It has brought out the fact that Russia takes an advanced position in reserving her seal herds, and has more tringent laws and regulations in that irection than any of the countries in- erested. Under the Russian system a one thirty miles wide is established round the seal islands belonging to the mpire. The seals found within thii one are regarded as exclusively Rusan, ar.d no one other than the Inhabi- ants of the islands can take a seal with- n these limits. This gives the Russian EVAIGELINA'S FLIGHT How the Rescue of Miss Cisneros Was Accomplished, as Told by Karl Decker. HE ENGIffEEBED THE IML-BHEAI, Who Cum* Too HJfh, Demand $10.000 and Ironclad Fiu»porU — Th» Girl'* Risky Walk to the Quay, Smolciuf a Cigar and Clad la Male Habiliment*— Decker Fliids the Spaniards V«rj Ea*y t* Fool When His Turn Cornea. itizens exclusive rights over the seals, XJse Logan Milling Co.'s Flours Patent and Automatic. These Flours are the Purest and of Highest grade on the Market VINCENT MAKES A POINT. LIFE-LONG YOUTH is no dream, look old. Women "row old because they Her Majesty's Corset will preserve the lith.cn.Gss and elegance of your form in spite of years. It will give a long slender waist without tight lacing (doctors endorse it); it is honestly and scientificaly made; it is fully warranted, and besides it is -'so comfortable." WILER & WISE, Logansport, Ind. THEM FITS. what you'll get if I make your clothes . I'm -making Fall Suits and Overcoats to order from $16 to $40.00 ............. H- G. "Tucker, 'Tailor, 4th and Broadway. AND Logansport Wabash Valley Gas Company. Natural and Artificial Gas. H Dssappcarancen Not Unique la. the Bickneso .Family, CMoago, Oct. 15. — The flood of oratory continued in the Luetgert trial yesterday. Attorney Phalen, for the defense, concluded his address after speaking two hours in the morning, and then Attorney Vincent began the closing address in behalf of the defendant. The main point of his argument was to raise in the minds of the jury a Joubt as to whether Mrs. Luetgert is really dead. In elaborating the point the advocate said: "Gentlemen of the jury, ! was Mrs. Louise Luetgert alive on May I 2, or is she dead? Is Luetgert guilty j or is he Innocent? I think it was Juror ' Boyd who, when asked nearly two months ago if he thought Mrs. Luetgert dead, and if he thought Luetgert had killed her, replied: 'One depends very largely upon the other.' That was aptly put. . "Mr. SIcEwen has said that people do I not disappear of their own volition now- j a-days. Is the telegraph any more trustworthy or serviceable today than when Diedrich Bicknese tried to discover Henry Bicknese, the brother of Mrs. Luetgert, when he disappeared mysteriously twenty-two years ago?" "I object to that," Interrupted Assistant State's Attorney McEwen. "There is no evidence to support that statement." "Oh, but there is," retorted ex- Judge Vincent, and he picked up the type written copy of evidence and read the paragraph which sustained him. Then he went on to declare that disappearances are not unusual. "Who dare say with posltiveness that reaches beyond reasonable doubt that Mrs. Laet- gert is dead ^queried the speaker. "None of the B^knese family knows today whether Henry Bicknese is dead or alive. He disappeared twenty-two years ago. Be is or was, as the case may be, brother of Mrs. Luetgert." GREATER NEW YORK^CAMPAIGN. All Gas Bills are due the 1st of each month and must be paid on or before the tenth. United Democracy Denounces George and Xames Another Man. New York. Oct 15. — The principal political events of yesterday wereFormer Postmaster Charles W. Dayton's acceptance of the nomination for comptroller on the Henry George ticket. Mayor Strong's first speech for Seth Low, in which he reser.ted "the interference of the national administration" in the Greater New York campaign (being a etter from Secretary of the Interior Sliss, indorsing- Tracy), ar-d Tammany Hall's ratification meeting, which was neither so well attended nor so enthus- astic as the leaders had hoped it would be. The Citizens' Union iaholdlngnumer- ras meetings and H«nry Georse is about o take the stump. ^Seth Low yesterday «ntortain*d Lord xelvln, the famous British scientist. Last night he addressed 5,000 enthusiastic peo- )le at the Claretnont Avemw rink, Brooklyn. Charles S. Falrehild was the principal speaker at a big Citizens' Union meeting. John DeWitt Warner •poke at another Seth Low meeting-. The Henry George committee leaned an appeal to the pnWic for funds. The United Democracy, whowt nomination Henry George accepted and then declined. met and denounced Mm. Alfred W. Cruikshank for mayor will head the ticket. December next, and this he has accepted with kindly expression of regard, as win be seen from a copy of his letter, which is as follows." President Expresses His Kejjret. The letter from the president Is dated Oct. 9, 1S97, and is us follows: "My Dear Sir:—In April last Chief Justice Fuller, accompanied by Mr. Justice Brewer, handed me your resignation as associate justice of the supreme codrL of the United States, to take e-f- fect Dec. 1, 1897. In hereby accepting; your resignation, I wish to express my deep regret that you feel compelled by advancing years to sever your active connection with the court of which you have so long- been a distinguished member. Entering- upon your great office in May, 1S63, you will, on the 1st Of next December, have served upon this bench for a period of thirty-four years and seven months, a time longer than that of any member of the court sines Its creation, and throughout a pen.od of special importance in the history ot the country, occupied with as gra.ve public questions as have ever confronted that tribunal for decision. Congratulates Him on His Service. "I congratulate you, therefore, mciat heartily upon a service of such exceptional duration, fidelity and distinction. Nor can I overlook that you received your commission from Abraham Lincoln, and, graciously spared by kind Providence, have survived all the members of the court of his appointment, trpon your retirement both the bench and the country will sustain a great loss, but the high character and great ability of your work will live and long be remembered not only by your colleagues, but by your grateful fellow- countrymen, with personal esteem and sincere best wishes for your contentment and happiness during the period of rest which you have so well earned, I am, dear sir, very truly yours, "WILLIAM M'KINLEY." TAKES A I.OOK BACKWAKD. Jtutle« Field's Review of His Own Caratr —KcKenna to Succeed. Justice Field continues his letter to his associates as follows: "My Judicial career covers many years of service. Having besn elected a member of tlia supreme court of California, I assumed that office Oct. 13, 1857. holding it for five years, seven mouths and five days, the latter part of the time being- chijf Justice. On the 10th of March, 1863. I •was commissioned by President Lincoln a justice of the supreme .-court of the United States, taking the tsath of office on the 20th d£y of the following May. When my resignation takes effect rr.y period of service on this bench -will have exceeded that of any of my predecessors, while my entire judicial life will have embraced more than forty years. I may be pardoned for saying that during all this period, long in comparison with the brevity of human life, though in the retrospect it has gone with the swiftness of a. tale that is told, I have not shunned to declare in every case coming before me for decision the conclusions which my deliberate convictions compelled me to arrive at by the conscientious exercise of such abilities and acquirements as I possessed," "As I look back over the more than k third of a century that I have sat on this bench, I am more and more impressed with the immeasureable Importance of this court. Now and then we hear it spoken of as an aristocratic feature of a republican government. But it is the most ^Democratic of; all. Senators represent theJr states and repre- •tntitlves their- constituents, but this court stand* for the wtootc- country, utd not only on the islands, but extending thirty miles seaward. A British or Japanese sealer cannot operate within the zone except to buy skins of the Russian inhabitants of the islands. The Russians themselves are only permitted to kill bachelor seals, It being against strict regulations to kill a female or a pup seal. The females are guarded with special care, as the killing of or.a female is regarded as the equivalent of the killing of three seals, namely—the female herself, her pup on land and her unborn pup. Furthermore the Russians are allowed to kill bachelor seals only when the animal Is o.n land, It being forbidden to kill any manner of seal in the water. The Russian authorities see that these reg-ulations are enforced. A fleet of govenrment ships patrols the thirty- mile zone, and any foreign sealer who attempts to operate within these limits Is seized. As a rule the seized sealers are taken. Vlaidivostock, their catch confiscated and severe punishments Inflicted. This has led to many protests, but Russia has maintained thus far her rigid regulations against foreigners within the thirty-mile zone. In one notable case the ship Dahlia, cleared byaUnited Statescongularofficer but manned with a Japanese crew, attempted to take seals on the Russian islands. They were met with armed resistance and several ot the Japanese were killed. Claims for Indemnity were made against Russia, but never paid, ag the Imperial authorities maintained their right to protect their property against invasion. It is understood to be the wish of Russia In the forthcoming conference not to stop 8t the protective regulations already madff. but to carry them further by increasing the width of the zone considerably beyond thirty miles. The Russian authorities have found by experience that many of the female seals go more than thirty miles to sea In search of food. The wieh Is, therefore, to make the zone so wide that it will extend to the farthest point to which the females go for food. IATEST SCAXDAL AT FT. SHERIDAIf. Report on the Hammond due Ha* Keaebed the Washington Authorities. Washington, Oct. 15.—Secretary Alger yesterday received the report of an inquiry conducted by Captain Richards into the alleged brutal treatment of Private Hammond by Captain Levering at Fort Sheridan some days ago. Captain Richards examined a number ol persons, including Captain Lovering and Hammond. The testimony of these two witnesses. Secretary Alger says, agrees almost entirely except that Hammond claimed that Capt. Lovering kicked him and jabbed himrwith his sword more times ths.n the latter admits; also that Hammond declares that the captain swore at him, which the latter denies. The testimony of the other witnesses, Secretary Algersays, isrnainly corroborative of the main facts of the case. That of the surgeon who made an examination of Hammond was to the effect that there were some very slight wounds, but not nearly as serious as the prisoner claimed. Colonel Hall, the comrnar-damt at Fort Sheridan, practically indorses the action taken by Captain Levering- In the case. Sec&stary Alger had a consultation with, tte president about the matter yesterday and will consult further vrtth him about It today. General Miles, commanding the army, took the report home with him tor the purpose of reading it over and giving his opinion on the subject to Secretary Al- «er. Star Pointer Md Joe Fatelm. St. Joseph. Mo., Oct. 15.—In. their trials here yesterday against time Star Pointer, made the mile ic 2:02 and Joe Patchen, 2:03. There w&* * strong wind blowing. New York, Oct. 15.~Carl Decker, on« of the rescuers of Evangelina Cossio y Cisneros from the Casa de Recojidas, Havana, arrived in this city on the Spanish line steamship Panama yesterday afternoon. He was met, down the bay by a number of newspaper men and said: "I was commissioned to go to Cuba and deliver Senorita Cossio y Cisneros from the filthy Recojidas prison. I started from New York Aug. 28, determined to free the woman, though I diu not see my way clear as to the plan to be adopted. After reaching Havana many plans suggested themselves to me, but each one proved Impracticable. I tried to bribe the jailer, or alcalde, 'nut he wanted $16,000 for the job and positive assurances that he and h.a family could get to the United States. This was too rich a proposition for me." Decker repeated the story of the rescue from the jail as already told in these dispatches and then related what happened after the girl was out of the prison. From the Jail to H Keception. He said: "When Senorita Cossio y Cls-' neroa entered our ;,,ianty adjoining the jail \ve let her rest a few moments and then took her to a carriage waiting outside ar.d drove to the house of a friend. The friend was holding a reoeption that night, which was a part of the plot. The man who drove the carriage was one of the conspirators, Senorita Cossio y Cisneros was exhausted from excitement when she reached the house, but she did • not give way. On Thursday morning she was taken to the house o( a friend where she remained in secrecy until Saturday afternoon. Had to Take a Kinky Chance. "To reach the steamer for New York she was obliged to walk down Obisp<> street, the principal thoroughfare of Havana, at a time when the street was crowded, acd yet take her time and smoke a cigar. If she bad skulked about the back streets she would immediately have been suspected. It was over a milt from the house to the pier. She had a passport made out under an assumed name. All the steamships anchor out In the stream. Senorita Cossio y Cisneros walked down from the house clad as a rancher, antl my companion and I followed. She sauntered alon£ leisurely and once in a. while turned about to se* If we were following. We motioned her to go on. She grew more confident a» she went along, but we could *ee that she was under a strain. She got on the launch and we waited, and when tn« launch returned from the vessel and sh-i was not on It we knew that the »chem«had worked like a charm." DECKER COMES UNDER SUSPICION. Gets Out of Havana Ju*t the War the ttpan- iard* Did Jfot Suipect. "The day after the jail-break the- town was astir over the escape of Senorita Cossio y Cisneros. A house-to- house search was begun and would have been«kept up had not a telegram from Minister Dupuy de Lome at Washington informed. Weyler that; tb» girl wa» on the high s«as and expected any day in New York. Then Weyler was rrad. He threw the jailor, Jose Qulntana, into jail, whereupon the jailor told -About my attempting to bribe him. This in connection with the surmise of De Lome placed suspicion on me. I give it out that I was going to take a steamer fci- Mexico. There was only one steame- Sunday, and.tiiat^jras e:.f?nj.:v (ContlcBed on Fourth Fttgc.) You'l Be Pleased When you see the nice things at 410 Broadway .New Goodi arriving every day. Birthday Presents, "Wedding Present*. An- niTersary Presenti. All Goodi marked in Plain Figures and engraved Free of Charge. Spectacles to Fit toy Eye. D. A. HATJK, ! JTKWKUUK AJIB

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